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Tough Mudder: Report

Wednesday, September 25, 2013      12 comments

Last Saturday, Jordan and I, as well as some of our friends, completed a goal of ours. We participated in - and finished! - the Tough Mudder, Topeka! This is us BEFORE... Read more

Toe Update, part II

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      6 comments

Yesterday, I went to the doctor and had my toenail removed. The local block was the worst part - that stings! But the removal went fine and it was over before I knew it. I was feeling pretty good and thought that my problems were solved! Un... Read more

Toe Update

Thursday, August 29, 2013      10 comments

Well, I finished the first round of antibiotics, and my toe was slightly better but not 100% healed. So I went in for a recheck on Tuesday, and the doctor gave me another 10 days of antibiotics, and scheduled me to remove the toenail. So on... Read more

Sore Big Toe

Thursday, August 15, 2013      7 comments

I've had a sore big toe on my left foot off and on since April. I did the Hard Charge, which was an obstacle course through the mud, etc. I noticed a week later that my toe hurt and assumed I stubbed it during one of the many obstacles. I k... Read more

Trading a FM for an Ultra

Sunday, August 11, 2013      5 comments

Well, it looks like I won't be able to do the Prairie Fire Marathon this year. It is October 13th, which is the 2nd Sunday of the month. Jordan and I have obligations at church on the 2nd Sunday, and I haven't been able to find a sub. The people... Read more

Bad Running Week

Friday, August 09, 2013      4 comments

I just realized how long it's been since I've blogged... almost a month! Sorry! This week has been a bad running week. I missed 2 runs this week, short-changed another 2 runs, and my long run tomorrow will probably get cut back due to parti... Read more

A great week!

Friday, July 19, 2013      9 comments

It's been busy, but this week had been a great week! Yesterday was Jordan and my 4th anniversary! We played glow-in-the-dark mini golf (indoors) and then ate pizza at Il Vicino. Ok, we splurged and had cannoli's for dessert. Also, we p... Read more

Tough Mudder!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013      10 comments

Jordan and I are officially signed up for the Tough Mudder near Topeka on Sept 21st! Woohoo! Super excited. We're doing it with a group of friends and I think it'll be great. Here's my problem... This might sound crazy, but on the weekend ... Read more

Yesterday's long run

Sunday, July 07, 2013      8 comments

Yesterday, my FM training plan had a 9 mile run scheduled. This was my first run over 5 miles since the Spring HM in April 2012... But hey, it went pretty well! I ran indoors because it was sprinkling, and while I don't mind a light rain, I... Read more

Had a good run today!

Saturday, June 29, 2013      7 comments

This morning, my marathon training plan had me running 5 miles. I got new running shoes this week and wanted to start breaking them in. The shoes felt great! Also, I didn't have any knee pain. I did have a little pain in my left ankle (not ... Read more

I've decided - I'm doing a Marathon!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      13 comments

After playing around with the idea for some time, I've finally decided that I AM going to do a marathon! I've done 2 halves as well as a 50k, which is further than a marathon, so I already know I can do the distance. The Prairie Fire FM is ... Read more

Mexico Mission Trip

Saturday, June 15, 2013      6 comments

I've been gone for the last week or so to participate in my 5th short term mission trip with Amor Ministries. We built a house over the course of 3 days for a family in need in Puerto Penaso, Mexico. It's a long drive (2 13-hour days both ways) ... Read more

I'm Back!/River Run 10K Race Report!

Saturday, June 01, 2013      13 comments

Hi everyone! Thanks for your encouraging words and continuing support. I'm back after about a week-long break from Sparkpeople. I feel really refreshed. I practiced going easier on myself this week and celebrating the little things instead of fo... Read more


Friday, May 24, 2013      9 comments

I need a break from life. lol, ok so that's a little dramatic. But work is just crazy right now and I'm feeling so drained. I just want to relax and read my books. I'm an introvert by nature and I need some major recharge time. Also, recent... Read more

Challenge, Day 6-7

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      4 comments

Ok, so honestly my challenge kind of fizzled. I didn't meet any of my goals except for flights of stairs on these 2 days. Sundays and Mondays are always the hardest for me, as I don't always exercise on those days. But yesterday was a good ... Read more

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